And so, the end of Module Three. Another busy three months, but one which has flown by. If Modules 1 and 2 were about exploring my journey so far – beginning in my teenage years until the more recent past. Module 3 has been about understanding this current phase, beginning with my decision to begin this course, and ending with taking a much bigger step – that of interviewing for, and being offered a place on a course which puts me on track to become a proper counsellor. In mid-May, overlapping with the second half of Module 4, I will start my Counselling Diploma course! A big step, but an exciting one!
Units 11 & 12 incorporated writing a self-reflective essay, based on a transcript of a recorded triad session, and the usual end-of-Module presentation. Both went well – I actually really enjoyed writing the essay this time, describing my thought processes as I took part in the triad.
I thought I would end this Module with a flower bud, because there is something lovely about feeling like you are going in the right direction, even if you don’t quite know how it’s going to look, or what colour it’s going to be, once it blooms!
Rows 1, 3, 5: (RS): K6, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, ssk, k to last stitch, SSSK.
Rows 2, 4, 6: (WS) Slip 1 stich purlwise, purl to end.
Rows 7, 9, 11 & 13: k7, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k to last stitch, SSSK.
Rows 8, 10, 12, 14: Slip 1 stich purlwise, purl to end.
With thanks to Purl Avenue for the pattern!
To work the final increase block, on the penultimate row of this block I knitted the following:
K to 4st before end. Turn; P to end. *K to 4 st before gap. Turn; P to end.* Rep from * to * until only 4 stitches remain. Knit across the row, closing the gaps as you go.
Finally, I worked the edge:
Row 1: (YO, K2tog) – last k2tog joins to body of shawl.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3 – 5: K1, P1 to end
Cast off using the Channel Island Bind Off, to create a picot style edge, to match the previous border.